How much do you love your job? Maybe you like it, or maybe you don’t. You might have loved it in the first couple of months but for no specific reason your excitement and motivation eventually died out. According to a survey by Gallup, you are not alone! The research indicates that 67% of the workforce is not engaged in their work and are indifferent towards their company. They put in the time, but definitely not the best effort and their best ideas.
So what’s the key to stay motivated at work? Here are 4 secrets tips:
1. Continue To Learn
Whether you’re new to the job market or are a seasoned veteran, when your inspiration wears out, it’s easy to feel as if you’re stuck in a job with poor career prospects. Whether that is true or not, learning new skills and applying them at your work can do wonders for your inspiration.
Try talking to your supervisor about new learning opportunities and if that fails, use your spare time to improve your skills and re-engage with your career.
2. Set Your Career Goals
While the word career goals can sound intimidating and distant at first, it doesn’t have to be. Decide where you’d like to see yourself in the next 2-3 years and then set specific goals for the near future that will help you get there. Putting things in perspective is sure to make you feel rejuvenated!
3. Ask for Feedback
In order to stay inspired, it’s critical to keep getting better. And what’s a better way to improve quickly than asking your supervisors and colleagues for a little bit of honest feedback? Besides giving you positive reinforcement about the areas you’re good at, feedback will give you new ideas for growth.
4. The Ultimate Work-life Balance
It’s hard to stay excited about your work when you spend every waking minute in it. If you’re found yourself leaving exceedingly late recently, it might be a good idea to set your boundaries and enjoy time off work. Even better, take a couple of days off and hit that reset button!
It’s impossible to be excited about every single day of work, however, with these tips you might just find yourself more engaged in your work and career if only a little bit!